Power line shortage in Oklahoma hampers oil production
Producers have found a large amount of oil in northern and northwestern Oklahoma, but a shortage of power lines has threatened to slow development of the area.
One of the country’s fastest-growing oil fields is facing a power struggle.
Producers are trying to recover oil and natural gas from the Mississippi Lime formation and other fields in northwest Oklahoma and western Kansas, but their efforts are being slowed by insufficient access to electricity.
“These are typically very rural areas that don’t have a lot of existing load,” said Brian Hobbs, vice president of legal and corporate services at Western Farmers Electric Cooperative....
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